Expedited Visa for
Cape Verde

When you need to get your visa for Cape Verde processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Cape Verde

Cape Verde issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Cape Verde Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Cape Verde Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Cape Verde

Cape Verde issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Conference/Seminars

Cape Verde Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Cape Verde Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Cape Verde

Cape Verde issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Cape Verde Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Cape Verde Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Cape Verde with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Cape Verde related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever required if arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Cape Verde

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Cape Verde at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Cape Verde

In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived at Santiago and founded Ribeira Grande (now Cidade Velha)--the first permanent European settlement city in the tropics. In the 16th century, the archipelago prospered from the transatlantic slave trade. Pirates occasionally attacked the Portuguese settlements. Sir Francis Drake sacked Ribeira Grande in 1585. After a French attack in 1712, the city declined in importance relative to Praia, which became the capital in 1770.

With the decline in the slave trade, Cape Verde's early prosperity slowly vanished. However, the islands' position astride mid-Atlantic shipping lanes made Cape Verde an ideal location for re-supplying ships. Because of its excellent harbor, Mindelo (on the island of São Vicente) became an important commercial center during the 19th century.

Portugal changed Cape Verde's status from a colony to an overseas province in 1951 in an attempt to blunt growing nationalism. Nevertheless, in 1956, Amilcar Cabral, a Cape Verdean, and a group of Cape Verdeans and Guinea-Bissauans organized (in Guinea-Bissau) the clandestine African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which demanded improvement in economic, social, and political conditions in Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea and formed the basis of the two nations' independence movement. Moving its headquarters to Conakry, Guinea in 1960, the PAIGC began an armed rebellion against Portugal in 1961. Acts of sabotage eventually grew into a war in Portuguese Guinea that pitted 10,000 Soviet bloc-supported PAIGC soldiers against 35,000 Portuguese and African troops.


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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.